Body of missing kayaker found in Moreton Bay

UPDATE @ 9.00AM | The body of a kayaker, who went missing in waters off Moreton Bay, has been found.

Numerous search crews had been scouring waters overnight for the 21-year-old Brisbane man after he become separated from his groups of mates while paddling from Peel Island to North Stradbroke Island yesterday afternoon.

“The search, which continued throughout the night, located the man at 7.15am this morning,” Queensland Police said in a statement.

“There are no suspicious circumstances and police will prepare a report for the Coroner.”

EARLIER @ 6.30AM | A major search is continuing this morning, after a kayaker disappeared off Moreton Bay.

A group of around seven friends were paddling to North Stradbroke Island around 5.00pm yesterday afternoon.

But the 21-year-old man became separated from the group during the journey.

Emergency services are out scouring the waters, but due to the rain overnight, crews are yet to conduct an air search.

As many as 14 police and volunteer vessels are out again this morning, still desperately searching.

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Search is on for mystery $50 million Oz Lotto winner!

One lucky Australian has woken up a multi-millionaire after winning the Oz Lotto jackpot last night, they just don’t know it yet!

A single entry bought in New South Wales was the only division one winner, worth a whopping $50 million, but they’re yet to check!

The Lott say they have no way of contacting the lucky winner, with the entry unregistered.

But they stand ready to celebrate, once the winner checks their ticket.

“There’s a very real possibility that this person will wake up and go about their day as normal tomorrow, with no idea they’ve taken home the biggest Oz Lotto prize of the year,” The Lott spokesperson Lauren Cooney said.

“We were on standby ready to reach out to any division one winners after tonight’s draw, but unfortunately we haven’t been to break this incredible news to our elusive winner.

“Instead, we’re calling on anyone in New South Wales who had an entry into tonight’s draw to check their tickets,” Ms Cooney said.

The winning numbers were 12, 9, 13, 7, 32, 5 and 4, with supplementary numbers 19 and 35.


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Man suffers ‘significant’ injury after ATV rolled at Gold Coast home

A man’s been taken to hospital in Brisbane after an ATV incident on the Gold Coast last night.

Paramedics rushed to a home in Ormeau just after 8.30pm, following reports an ATV had rolled.

A man in his 30s was assessed briefly at the scene, before being taken to hospital for further treatment.

Queensland Ambulance report he suffered a significant hand injury.

He’s understood to be in the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a stable condition.

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KANYE 2020 | US rapper declares he will run for President

It’s official, well, Twitter official… Kanye West is running for President of the United States.

Some were beginning to wonder if his pledge at the MTV Video Music Awards back in 2015 would eventuate.

Late last year it looked like it might not happen, with West deciding to push his plans back to 2024.

But after the year that 2020 has already been, it’s almost no surprise that the US rapper has confirmed his plans to run this year.

West announced the news to Twitter yesterday.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future.

“I am running for president of the United States,” the post reads, along with #2020VISION.

He was endorsed by wife Kim Kardashian, and entrepreneur Elon Musk.

But it’s still not quite official yet, with West’s name yet to appear on the Federal Election Commission.

It’s also understood that he hasn’t declared which political party he will run in yet, and with only four months until the election, political commentators in the US say it’s almost impossible for him to get his name on ballot papers in all 50 states.

Another 2020 festival locked in for the Gold Coast!

Another major festival has been confirmed for the Gold Coast now that restrictions are continuing to ease.

On the eve of stage 3’s lifting of coronavirus restrictions, the Crafted Beer and Cider Festival revealed it will still be going ahead!

Related article: FULL LIST: Easing of restrictions brought forward

It’s welcome news for the Gold Coast events calendar, which has already seen heaps of major events postponed, including the likes of Blues on Broadbeach and the Groundwater Country Music Festival.

Earlier this week it was confirmed that the Bleach* Festival would be going ahead in November, and now we can celebrate an epic beer and cider festival taking place in September.

It’ll be Crafted’s 4th year running in the beautiful Broadbeach, with over 200 brews, food trucks, bands and more.

Tickets aren’t on sale just yet, but keen festival fans (**cough**me**) can sign up for Early Bird ticket access.

More announcements regarding just how fantastic this festival will be are on their way, but mark the date now: September 12.

Get ready to slide out of iso in style, Crafted Beer & Cider Festival has a big announcement coming next week! 🍻Head…

Posted by Crafted Festival on Thursday, 2 July 2020